Alec Baldwin

Cade Clark, MVC Writer

“It’s a one-in-a-trillion event,” said Alec Baldwin in his first public interview since a lethal shooting during the filming of his upcoming movie, “Rust.”

On October 21, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed by Baldwin on set after a gun that was being used as a prop turned out to be “hot” and not “cold.” The director, Joel Souza, was also wounded by the discharge of the .45-caliber revolver. When the round was fired, Baldwin was said to be practicing a scene where he would draw the firearm across his body. The director, Souza, claimed to have heard reference to the gun being “cold’ meaning no ammunition is in the firearm.

  This was not the first accidental discharge of a firearm on the set. On October 16, days before the fatal shooting, two rounds were fired on set. This was also after being told the firearms the crew were holding were “cold.”

“Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words,” her husband tweeted. “Our loss is enormous, and we ask that the media please respect my family’s privacy as we process our grief. We thank everyone for sharing images and stories of her life.”

There is currently an ongoing investigation to learn more about the tragic shooting, but as of right now, no charges have been filed.